DITR: RB Gabe Sawchuk

Gabe Sawchuk is a 5’10 185 RB. He attends Valor Christain High School in Highlands Ranch, CO. Last season Gabe and the Valor Christian Eagles were able to get a 11-3 record, 5-0 in district play and was able to make it to the Denver 5A Championship game. According to 247sports.com he is one of the top 15 players in the state of Colorado and one of the top RB in the country. He uses his speed and strength to run downhill, around and through his opponents, and he is also a threat in the receiving game. Last season Gabe was able to rush for over 700 yards, 7 touchdowns and have over 1000 yards in total purpose yards. He also is a defensive force too where he occasionally makes plays on defense rather if it is laying the boom stick on opponents or getting the quarterback. This season he had over 900 total purpose yards and accounted for 12 touchdowns while having over 20 total tackles. We were able to talk and interview Gabe.

Each season players look forward to something, rather it is playing a specific team or seeing how the team improved from last season. Last season Gabe and the Valor Christian Eagles were able to make it to the Denver 5A championship game and this year they looked to repeat what they did to get back there.

“The biggest thing was just to enjoy my last year with my guys. I understand how fast time can fly and I knew I should appreciate every moment I had with my teammates. Now I am trying to enjoy every day that I have in high school left because this year will fly by.”

RB Gabe Sawchuk – When asked about what he looked forward to going into this season.

Having a strong support system is important. Being able to have people that you can turn to whenever things get tough or even for motivation is important for young athletes. Most times when an athlete has people that always support them, it makes them play better as a player.

“My whole family has supported me the most throughout my journey. Especially my parents because with the changes in the transfer portal, my recruitment is a lot different than before. My older brother Gavin has also been a huge supporter because he always helped me improve mentally with football along with the physical aspect of it as well.”

RB Gabe Sawchuk – When asked about who has supported him along his journey.

Teams cannot win if they do not play as one unit or together. Playing football requires you to play as a team, not one individual can carry a team to victory. Being a good teammate is important to a team’s success.

“I think a good teammate is someone who is selfless. Being willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that your team wins. Selfish players hurt a team that is trying to accomplish something big. Having the mindset of we over me is something that makes a good teammate.”

RB Gabe Sawchuk – When asked about what makes a good teammate.

Each player has different motivations for playing football. Having something or someone that motivates you as player, allows you to work harder to strengthen your craft.

“Probably just my family. When I think about them, I just want to do everything I can to represent my name.”

RB Gabe Sawchuk – When asked about what motivates him to play or get better.

Last season Gabe was able to lead the Valor Christian Eagles to 11-3 record and was also able to lead them all the way to the state championship game. Even with the tremendous effort from Gabe all season long, the Eagles suffered a heartbreaking 24-17 lost in the state championship game. This year him and the Eagles looked forward to repeating what they did last year by making to the state championship game but this time winning the game.

“I learned that trust in your teammates is important. One man can’t win football games and it’s very important that everyone does their job to the best of their ability. For myself, I would say I learned how to be a better leader with younger guys.

RB Gabe Sawchuk – When asked about what he learn about himself and the team last season.

In order to get better as a football player, you have to study and watch some best players that play the game. To become a great football player, you have to learn and see what it takes to become great.

“I would try to model my game after Christian McCaffery. I feel like we have similar playstyles.” 

RB Gabe Sawchuk – When asked about who he would compare himself to or model game after

Gabe is in his senior year of high school. According to 247sports.com he has 5 D1 college football offers, and some these offers includes Colorado University, The United States Air Force Academy, and University of Southern California (USC). After this season he hopes to receive more college offers.

“My plan after high school is just to play D1 football at a program I will love.”

RB Gabe Sawchuk – When asked about his plans after High School.

Every athlete has a moment where they fall in love with their sport. Each athlete has a starting point in their career.

“Every athlete has a moment where they fall in love with their sport. Each athlete has a starting point in their career.”

RB Gabe Sawchuk – When ask about what age he started playing football.

A lot of professional athletes played multiple sports growing up. Some athletes are good enough to even be recruited in multiple sports.

“I run track, but I have not run outdoor since 7th grade, so it’s been a while.”

RB Gabe Sawchuk – When asked about playing other sports.